Rising pop-country musician Brina Kay has been creating a name for herself within the music scene through her creative & captivating musical style that has already received over 100,000 streams via Spotify.
Brina recently released the brand new single “Ghost Of Christmas Past” & has taken some time to chat with Fierce & Fabulous Revolution about this stunning new track.
Hey Brina, thank you so much for agreeing to this interview. You recently released the brand new single “Ghost Of Christmas Past”. How did the idea to create the song come together?
Brina: I had a write scheduled with my producer Mike Anderson and another local Nashville artist/songwriter Olivia Frances. It was actually the first time I’d ever met Olivia, let alone written with her. It was around Halloween, and as we were pitching song ideas, I brought up the title “Ghost of Christmas Past” as a play on the classic Charles Dickens’ story. It was an idea I’d had for a while. Olivia and Mike liked it so we ran with it. After sitting on it for a year, I thought it would be the perfect song to release between my most recent music video and the time it would take to record my EP, and Mike and Oliva were all about it. The rest was history!
What would you consider to be the main inspiration behind the song?
Brina: before covid hit, I regularly met with a group of songwriters every Monday night. Each person would play a song and the rest would provide feedback. One of my friends in the group Paisley Fields had brought in a Christmas song. Keep in mind this was in October, close to Halloween. With Christmas and Halloween on my brain while driving home (where I tend to come up with new song ideas because my friends inspire me) I started to think about “Ghost of Christmas Past” in the context of an ex-boyfriend, and I thought that could be a fascinating idea. I tried to write it myself, but I wasn’t really satisfied with what I came up with, so I brought it to my write with Mike and Olivia, and when we put our heads together it became something really cool.
What did your family & friends think about your latest release?
Brina: The response has been awesome! People seem to like the uniqueness of the song, we added a lot of cool elements to the production and that’s definitely something people noticed. This is also on the edgier side for me as far as the sound and people have been excited to hear that.
What does this song personally mean to you?
Brina: I think for me this song represents the magic of the Nashville songwriting scene. It would have never become what it became if I hadn’t been collaborating with other writers. The fact that Olivia was a stranger to me yet we worked together so seamlessly and have since become great friends just shows how special and supportive the songwriting culture is here in Music City. It’s why I’ve grown so much as a writer already.
If listeners could take anything away from this song, what would you like it to be?
Brina: I think the main takeaway from this song is that it’s okay not to be okay during the holidays. There’s so much pressure on people to be happy, that when they aren’t living up to that expectation, it becomes a glaring reminder of what’s lacking in their life. But real life isn’t a Hallmark Christmas movie, and if you’re going through something like a breakup, hearing every song talk about how wonderful the season is can be emotionally exhausting. So if you’re sad or lonely or stressed out, you can embrace those feelings in this song instead of pushing them down, and I think that sets this song apart.
Finally, is there a message that you would like to share with the readers of Fierce & Fabulous Revolution?
Brina: I’ve got big plans for this year and if you want to be the first to know about them, be sure to subscribe to my email list at brinakaymusic.com. I’m also on all the social media channels and music streaming services, so follow away!
You can check out “Ghost Of Christmas Past” on Spotify below.